Top Best Treks in Nepal

1.Everest Base Camp (12/13 days)


Great trekking terrain! You’ll stand face-to-face with the world’s highest mountain – Mountain Everest (8,850 m), and see multiple other majestic peaks. You’ll also meet the Sherpa people, renowned for the climbing skills. In short, fantastic trekking experience.

Highlights

  • Stand face-to-face with Mt. Everest and experience Everest Base Camp itself.
  • Kala Patthar at 5,600 meters, a vantage point providing fantastic views of majestic peaks such as Nuptse, Lhotse, and Mount Everest
  • Great trekking trail and excellent mountain landscapes

2.Annapurna Circuit (13/14 Days)


Good trekking terrain. Great Himalayan scenery. Comfortable trek with lots of tea-houses. In recentyears road building has taken place along some parts of the trek, unfortunately decreasing the overall trekking experience.

Highlights

  • Crossing the world’s widest pass –  the Thorong La Pass at 5,416 meter
  • Diverse trekking terrain as a result of high difference in altitudes – varying from 760 m to 5,416 m
  • Developed trek giving a high degree of comfort

3.Annapurna Base Camp (9/10 Days)

Annapurna Base Camp (4,320m) will allow you to stand face-to-face with the world’s most dangerous mountain to Climb (not trek…) – Annapurna I (8.091 m). Only having 10 days for trekking this trek is without doubt a great option.

Highlights

  • An authentic and real trekking experience, considering the rather short trekking duration.
  • Great trail and landscape, the closer you get to Annapurna Base Camp.
  • In close proximity to the city Pokhara, also worthwhile exploring after the trek.

4. Poonhill Trek (5/7 days)

Poonhill (3,210 m) offers great views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountain Ranges. It’s a great trek for a sneak-peak into the trekking world. Highly recommended if only a few days available for trekking in Nepal.

Highlights

  • Sunrise atop Poonhill with a fantastic panoramic view of the Himalayas
  • Cultural trek, especially Ghandruk, an antique and culturally rich village

  • In close proximity to the city Pokhara, also worthwhile exploring after the trek.
5. Langtang Trek (7-10 days)

The best trek in Nepal, if only having 7-8 days available. Situated in the North towards Tibet. Langtang is a good trek offering cultural insights such as monasteries, local villages, and an opportunity to select and hike you own preferred 4,984 m peak.

Highlights

  • Reaching atop Tserko Peak at an altitude of 4,984 m.
  • A 100% authentic trekking experience, even if only going for 7 days!
  • A culturally rich trek highly influenced by Tibetan traditions.

6.Manaslu Trek (10-14 days)

The Manaslu trek officially opened for trekking in the early 90s, a cutural trek par excellence, and without a doubt one of the best treks in Nepal. An appropriate name might be ‘Anaslu’ as this trek is likely to take over the popularity of the infamous Annapurna Circuit trek. Highly recommended.

Highlights

  • The day of crossing the Larke Pass – a day of challenge and full adventure!
  • The entire trail – diverse, remote, and secluded, enriched by very different topography as a result of varying altitudes – 600 m to 5,135 m. You’ll walk in a circuit and hence the trail will keep on changing, until its end.

  • The cosy village of Samagaun from where you’ll also visit Manaslu Base Camp.


7.Gokyo (10-12 Days)

Situated just west of the Everest Base Camp trek the Gokyo trek is a great alternative if looking for fewer tourists and more remote nature. The five Emerald Lakes together with majestic mountain peaks is at the core of this trek.

Highlights

  • The cozy and beautiful village of Gokyo. If possible, spend an extra day there!
  • The 5 emerald green lakes of the Gokyo region.
  • Gokyo Ri – a peak and vantage point providing the best panoramic view of the Himalayas! (compared with all other treks in Nepal)

8. Upper Mustang (12-14 days)

Mustang, a former Himalayan Kingdom, is considered a last bastion of Tibetan culture. An otherwise traditional camping trek which is now available via conveniently spaced guesthouses. A great option if looking for unique Tibetan culture together with beautiful landscapes. Recommended!

Highlights

  • The Mustang area’s capital city – Lo Manthang
  • Treeless and barren landscapes
  • A journey full of cultural inputs and Tibetan traditions

9.Upper Dolpo (15-20 days)

It’s a hidden gem filled with cultural impressions – Tibetan style villages, barren landscapes, mountain peaks, and fertile rice terraces. It’s expensive but also fantastic. The mystique and uniqueness of the Upper Dolpo region was manifested by Peter Matthiessen in ‘The Snow Leopard’ written in 1979.

Highlights

  • The secluded Shey Phoksundo lake and the Shey Gomba monasteries
  • High and secluded Himalayan valleys, resembling the Tibetan plateau

  • Superb view of the Kanjirowa Himal mountain
10.Kanchenjunga (18-20 days)

Camping adventure trek of a life time. You’ll be visiting one of the most rural regions in Nepal, surrounded by absolute pristine nature. It’s a hard and long trek and should only be done by rather fit trekkers. Go there!

Highlights

  • The day of crossing the Lapsang La Pass at an altitide of 5,160 m
  • Great trekking trail, in a very secluded area of the Himalayas
  • Splendid views of Mt. Kanchenjunga and Mt. Makalu, the world’s 3rd and 5th highest mountains in the world, respectively.

11. Makalu Base Camp (15-17 days)

Mt. Makalu, the fifth highest mountain in the world, presents you with challenging trails and unspoiled nature. Do not expect to meet other trekkers but do expect 100% communion with nature. A trek for the fit and adventurous.

Highlights

  • Unspoiled trails and landscapes during the entire trek.
  • Stunning mountain scenery, inter alia the lofty vantage point Shersong ridge at 5,250 m
  • 100% authentic trekking in terms of self-sufficiency and and self-equipped

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